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October 29, 2012
Dan Rodricks ' selective use of Christian teaching on homosexuality is hypocritical ("Same-sex unions: What would Jesus do?" Oct. 25). Mr. Rodricks has no problem believing that Paul's teaching of the Golden Rule is correct. But then he wants us to ignore Paul's writings on the sinful nature of homosexual acts. If Paul's teaching on homosexuality is wrong, then why should we believe any of his other teachings are right? For Christians, the homosexual act is a sin, and like all sins it is an offense against God and harmful to the person committing the sin. Thus in rejecting same-sex marriage, Christians are living the Golden Rule by showing their love for God and neighbor.
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By Nelson Coffin | May 14, 2014
These are exhilarating, and, truthfully, scary times for fans of the Boys' Latin School varsity lacrosse team with just one game remaining -  May 16, against archrival St. Paul's School in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference final.  Up to now, the Lakers' season has been pretty much perfect. They're the No. 1 team in the metropolitan area, according to The Baltimore Sun, and are also No. 1 nationally in the most recent Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse rankings.
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EXPLORE
September 18, 2012
My daughter Maya — a senior in high school — wrote a letter recently in favor of marriage equality. The letter has apparently spawned several responses, but I wanted to respond to the one from Andrew Cook Jr. last week ("People should not use Bible to justify same-sex marriage," Sept. 13). I believe Mr. Cook is mistaken that Maya was using the Bible "to justify gay marriage. " Rather, Maya was using the Bible to justify decency, compassion and kindness. If she used the Golden Rule from Matthew 7:12 "out of context" as Mr. Cook alleges, it is because that rule should require no context whatsoever, it should apply to every single human situation, no exceptions.
NEWS
February 16, 2014
I am thankful that Melani McAlister, an associate professor at George Washington University, is brave enough to write about the attempt to stifle the American Studies Association ("Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom," Feb. 12). Those of us who are opposing Israeli apartheid are being called anti-Semites. Nothing could be farther from the truth. An anti-apartheid stance is based not on nationality but on ethics. Zionists need to learn the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Janice Kelly - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
FEATURES
February 12, 1991
CURRENT volunteers' news and needs:Golden Rule Awards, sponsored by J.C. Penney to honor volunteers in Central Maryland who best exemplify the spirit of volunteerism, have a March 16 deadline for nominations. Forms are available at J.C. Penney catalog desks or by calling (301) 298-8100. Awards will be presented April 16 at Martin's West.Chimes Inc. has initiated an official volunteer program for assisting instructors, friendly visiting, help with leisure activities, entertaining, clerical assistance and computer data entry.
NEWS
By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | April 25, 1993
To a patient who has spent many years on a ward of the Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, one day can seem depressingly like the last.But some local volunteers are working to break that monotony.For 44 years, members of the Golden Rule Guild for Mental Aid have done what they can to help patients at mental institutions. They hold parties, take patients bowling, buy equipment for wards and give money to organizations that help deinstitutionalized patients."They really need you," said guild President Mae Rones.
NEWS
September 29, 2012
As an 83-year-old practicing Catholic, I'm voting for Question 6, the Civil Marriage Protection Act, in November. I urge my fellow Catholics to do the same. We should be acknowledging in everyone - including my gay son - the inherent dignity and fairness due them as human beings. As a cradle Catholic, my parents and my church taught me to treat everyone as I wanted to be treated. I have tried to live according to this teaching. The Catholic education and spiritual formation of my young adult life was carried over into volunteer work in our parish church once I was married.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | April 27, 1994
Bill had a religious upbringing and knows his Golden Rule. He is doing unto Nixon as he would have others do unto Clinton.Physicists have found the top quark, which sounds like a fugitive official of a yacht club.
NEWS
March 7, 1993
Gold Rule Award nominationsMaryland nonprofit organizations have until Friday to nominate their outstanding volunteer for the 1993 J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award, which will be presented during Volunteer Week in April.In this 10th year of the Golden Rule seven winners, including youth and education recipients, will be chosen. Each winner will receive a sculpture symbolizing the spirit of voluntarism while his or her organization will get a $1,000 grant. Ten finalist will receive a $250 grant for their volunteer group and a certificate of recognition.
NEWS
By Kara Kenna and Kara Kenna,Contributing Writer | May 2, 1994
Sixth-grader Katie Jerabek has given up recesses, lunch periods and morning free time to help others, volunteering as a Big Sister Tutor at West Meade Elementary School.Last week, Katie, who helps youngsters who have trouble reading and writing, was honored as one of the winners of the 11th annual Maryland JCPenney Golden Rule Volunteer Awards.For her efforts, West Meade received a $1,000 grant and Katie received a sculpture in a private ceremony.Barbara Mason, her principal at West Meade, says the school will use the money to create a courtyard for students to use for reading.
NEWS
December 29, 2012
I constantly hear adults talking about the importance of instilling "values" in my generation. For the last 14 years, my classroom walls have been plastered with obnoxiously bright posters touting the necessity of civility and respect for others. At school, compromise among students is stressed as a sign of maturity. Yet when I turn on the news, I hear of politicians pointing fingers at each other over the "fiscal cliff" rather than following the Golden Rule. Why have our legislators not come any closer to creating sustainable solutions to these urgent economic issues?
NEWS
October 29, 2012
Dan Rodricks ' selective use of Christian teaching on homosexuality is hypocritical ("Same-sex unions: What would Jesus do?" Oct. 25). Mr. Rodricks has no problem believing that Paul's teaching of the Golden Rule is correct. But then he wants us to ignore Paul's writings on the sinful nature of homosexual acts. If Paul's teaching on homosexuality is wrong, then why should we believe any of his other teachings are right? For Christians, the homosexual act is a sin, and like all sins it is an offense against God and harmful to the person committing the sin. Thus in rejecting same-sex marriage, Christians are living the Golden Rule by showing their love for God and neighbor.
NEWS
October 9, 2012
I couldn't support more strongly the beautiful message of op-ed contributor Erma Durkin ("A Catholic for equality," Sept. 29). In my journey of 68 years, and married for 46 of them, I have tried to be a faithful Catholic, and I too, will be supporting marriage equality by voting for Question 6. It is for love, fairness and equality that I will be voting on Nov. 6. Let us practice that Golden Rule to which Ms. Durkin referred and not judge the...
NEWS
September 29, 2012
As an 83-year-old practicing Catholic, I'm voting for Question 6, the Civil Marriage Protection Act, in November. I urge my fellow Catholics to do the same. We should be acknowledging in everyone - including my gay son - the inherent dignity and fairness due them as human beings. As a cradle Catholic, my parents and my church taught me to treat everyone as I wanted to be treated. I have tried to live according to this teaching. The Catholic education and spiritual formation of my young adult life was carried over into volunteer work in our parish church once I was married.
EXPLORE
September 18, 2012
My daughter Maya — a senior in high school — wrote a letter recently in favor of marriage equality. The letter has apparently spawned several responses, but I wanted to respond to the one from Andrew Cook Jr. last week ("People should not use Bible to justify same-sex marriage," Sept. 13). I believe Mr. Cook is mistaken that Maya was using the Bible "to justify gay marriage. " Rather, Maya was using the Bible to justify decency, compassion and kindness. If she used the Golden Rule from Matthew 7:12 "out of context" as Mr. Cook alleges, it is because that rule should require no context whatsoever, it should apply to every single human situation, no exceptions.
EXPLORE
September 13, 2012
I'm writing in regards to Maya Thakar quoting the Golden Rule ("Goal should be happiness, not banning gay marriage," letter, Aug. 30). Perhaps notably, the entire verse of Matthew 7:12 was not quoted. This passage from Scripture, as well as every verse therein, cannot be quoted out of context nor used to advance an agenda contrary to biblical teaching. One cannot use the words of Jesus to approve a situation which He never would, namely, gay "marriage. " People must stop using biblical passages to justify gay "marriage.
NEWS
October 9, 2012
I couldn't support more strongly the beautiful message of op-ed contributor Erma Durkin ("A Catholic for equality," Sept. 29). In my journey of 68 years, and married for 46 of them, I have tried to be a faithful Catholic, and I too, will be supporting marriage equality by voting for Question 6. It is for love, fairness and equality that I will be voting on Nov. 6. Let us practice that Golden Rule to which Ms. Durkin referred and not judge the...
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By Richard Gorelick | January 4, 2012
In Wednesday's news, those poor candidates can stop eating all of that bad fried Iowa food.  It's on to New Hampshire, where, in Manchester, there's a cafe/wine bar named Republic that publishes a manifesto on its website. It's hard to tell Repubic is kidding, or if it ever is. ("Republic accepts only legal currency, but bartering is encouraged. What have you got?"). It looks like the last place in the Granite State you'd expect to see any campaigning this year. Time's Josh Ezersky on the case for eating horse meat . You might as well, he says, feed the hungry with it. An Eastern Shore Crab Cake recipe from Serious Eats.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | May 19, 2012
It is one thing to talk about "fairness" when it comes to allowing gays and lesbians to marry; it is quite another to claim biblical authority for such relationships. President Barack Obama cited the "Golden Rule" about treating others as you would like to be treated, but in doing so he ignored the totality of Scripture and the Lord himself, who alone gets to set the rules for human behavior. The president says he is a "practicing Christian. " It is difficult to be one while simultaneously holding a low view of the Bible, which his position on several social issues might suggest.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | February 12, 2012
"One of the worries we have, obviously, in the next campaign is that there are so many of these so-called super PACs, these independent expenditures that are gonna be out there, there is gonna be just a lot of money floating around and I guarantee a bunch of it's gonna be negative. " -- President Barack Obama, in an interview on Super Bowl Sunday. "President Barack Obama -- in an act of hypocrisy or necessity, depending on the beholder -- has reversed course and is now blessing the efforts of a sputtering super PAC ... " -- from a story on Politico the next day. We've seen this movie before.
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